Mittens are a great way to use up your stash (at least that’s my hope) and these are a nice portable project now my Solar System CAL is getting to big to carry around.
I’ve dropped to 7 mm needles making the knit it a little snugger and still working with 2 strands DK.
- Cast on 26 stitches
- Work rib; knit 1, purl 1 for 10 cm (4 inches) – 18 rows
- Work stocking stitch; 1 row knit, 1 row purl for another 5 cm (2 inches) – 9 rows
- Work rib for another 5 cm (2 inches) – 9 rows
- Cast off
Dimensions of mitten – 15 cm (6 inches) wide by 21 cm (8 inches) long
Sew sides together along ribbed work, leaving stocking stitch section for thumb hole.
Next up to make a crocheted version
To get a stretchy rib I’ll be working in the back loop only and as I want it to go vertical and not horizontal I’ll need to work a foundation chain equal to the length of the mitten (21 cm) and then crochet enough rows to complete the width/diameter (15 cm).
- Foundation chain – 21
- Skip first chain, double crochet to end (20 stitches)
- For next 18 rows: Chain 1, double crochet in back loop only to end (20 stitches)
You can then either cast off and sew the mitten together OR
- Double crochet into foundation chain for 10 stitches,
- then slip stitch next 5,
- finish by double crocheting last 5 stitches.
- Finish off, weave in ends.